Behavior Support Specialist - Melville

Job Locations US-NY-Melville
Job ID
2018-4243
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical Services

Overview

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, benefits and proudly supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to help individuals of all abilities realize their full potential. FREE provides a diverse array of supports and services including: housing, recovery services, transition to work, employment, day, community and family services, respite, crisis services, education and after-school support, primary and specialty health care and advocacy.

“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director(s) of Behavior Support, the Behavior Support Specialist (BSS) will work in conjunction with the Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) and the Interdisciplinary Team with assisting in the development and implementation of behavior support strategies for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and mental illness. This includes providing staff training and performing assessments for people in the program(s) to which he/she is providing support.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or a related field is required

  • Experience working with the differently-abled population preferred
  • Knowledge of behavior modification and support planning preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and ability to be flexible to meet the needs of a diverse population
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License

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